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Cisco Secure Connect - Use Cases

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Secure Internet Access

Secure Internet Access provides safe access to the internet anywhere users go, even when they are off the VPN. Before the user is connected to any destination, Cisco+ Secure Connect acts as your secure onramp to the internet and provides the first line of defense and inspection with hybrid protection on the edge and in the cloud. Regardless of where users are located or what they’re trying to connect to, traffic can go through the fabric first. Once the traffic gets to the cloud platform, there are different types of inspection and policy enforcement that can happen, based on the security needs of the traffic.

With Cisco+ Secure Connect includes a secure web gateway, cloud-delivered firewall, DNS-layer security, cloud access security broker, and data loss prevention. This robust security solution receives real-time proactive threat updates from Cisco Talos Intelligence, keeping your users secure while alleviating your IT Team from this tedious process.

Secure Private Access


Cisco+ Secure Connect enables remote users to access private applications from anywhere through the Cisco+ Secure Connect fabric using a Cisco AnyConnect client. Identity based access control is possible using SAML authentication through customer’s IdP (Identity Provider). Endpoint posture is also evaluated, enables granular access control to private resources.

Cisco+ Secure Connect enables least privileged access control to private applications without requiring any agent or client installed on the endpoint device. Administrators can easily assign access privileges for contractors and employees only to resources they need access to, without any lateral move capability. Administrators can configure posture profiles for endpoint OS type and version, browser type and version and geolocation information to be used in the access decision.   


  Easily connect your branch sites to Cisco+ Secure Connect with the built-in Native Meraki SD-WAN Integration for access to internet, SaaS and private applications. Leveraging the Auto VPN capability of your Meraki Secure SD-WAN Appliance at your branch sites for connectivity to the SASE fabric provides increased resiliency and intelligent path selection. This also enables the organization to implement consistent access and security controls across all connected sites.